Twice in my life I have been confronted with having a gun pointed at me for different reasons , one being someone showing off and the other an attempt at robbery , apart from Vietnam service obviously, these were acts of intimidation leading to possible violence.
Ana has also experienced the feeling of having a gun placed in her back in South America in a daylight robbery. Sunday night my son Michael became the victim of a crime of violence.
Mike was closing the shop where he works at approximately 9-30 pm.He was alone at the time as appears to be normal practice by the owner of the shop. The shop is actually a supermarket and liqour store combined .In the process of closing up Mike was confronted by two Aboriginal persons wielding knives and making their intentions very clear as to the outcome if he interfered in the robbery, one lad was of youngish age about 12 or 13 according to Mike , the other in his 30s. They escaped with about 5000 dollars . Mike called the police and made his report , subsequently the day after two persons were taken into custody charged with aggravated burglary. Any crime such as this experienced by anyone who has had a gun , knife or other weapon pointed at them will naturally have a traumatic affect. Mike is unharmed but as his father I fully understand the post traumatic effects this will bring on. Mike went back to work the next night just to face his fears but has decided now to take time off and get councelling. This incident raises many questions and one being as to the mentality of the owner allowing one person to close the shop alone , especially considering it also doubles as a liqour outlet.
Crime is everywhere in this day and age but is bought home traumatically when its in your own town and affects your own family. Mikes partner is expecting their baby in a few months time.
Detectives look for man and boy involved in armed robbery
Monday, 23 January 2012 06:42 administrator
Police are investigating an armed robbery in Mildura on Sunday night.
A male shop attendant at PJ’s Supermarket in Deakin Avenue was threatened by a man and a teenage boy who entered the store about half past nine.
Police say a large-set indigenous male forced his way into the serving area of the store and took cash from the till, while his smaller, thinner accomplice stood guard.
The age of the armed robber, who was waving a knife around while his young accomplice was described as a juvenile.
No other person was in the shop at the time of the robbery which resulted in the pair getting away with a substantial amount of money – possibly as much as $5000 or $6000.
The men were last seen running away across Henderson Park.
The armed robbery occurred about 30 minutes away from the supermarket’s closing time.
Police want to hear from anyone in the area at the time who may have seen anything or anyone acting suspiciously.
They are asked to contact the Crime Investigation unit at Mildura Police Station.
Two charged over armed robbery – police look for two others
Monday, 23 January 2012 19:39
Police have charged two teenagers over an armed robbery at a Mildura supermarket on Sunday night.
A male shop attendant at PJ’s Supermarket in Deakin Avenue was threatened with a knife which was waved at him as one of the offenders forced his way into the serving area at about half past nine.
On Monday Detectives searched a Mildura house and arrested two people and seized a quantity of cash.
A 17 year old youth is charged with armed robbery, and a 19 year old man has been charged with handling stolen goods.
Police say they’re still looking for two other people they believe were involved in the incident.
It’s believed a woman may have been waiting in a car on the opposite side of Deakin Avenue to assist with getaway from the scene by the two armed robbers.